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J.M.G Le Clézio

Le chercheur d'or


Le narrateur Alexis a huit ans quand il assiste avec sa sœur Laure à la faillite de son père et à la folle édification d'un rêve : retrouver l'or du Corsaire, caché à Rodrigues. Adolescent, il quitte l'île Maurice à bord du schooner Zeta et part à la recherche du trésor. Quête chimérique, désespérée. Seul l'amour silencieux de la jeune «manaf» Ouma arrache Alexis à la solitude. Puis c'est la guerre, qu'il passe en France (dans l'armée anglaise). De retour en 1922 à l'île Maurice, il rejoint Laure et assiste à la mort de Mam. Il se replie à Mananava. Mais Ouma lui échappe, disparaît. Alexis aura mis trente ans à comprendre qu'il n'y a de trésor qu'au fond de soi, dans l'amour et l'amour de la vie, dans la beauté du monde.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 1988
Publisher: Folio
Pages: 375
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782070380824
ISBN 10: 2070380823

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Le chercheur d'or